STAR Benefits

We invite you to experience the opera as an insider and deepen your involvement by becoming a donor TODAY! For as little as $75 you can become a Sarasota Opera STAR. STAR contributions help build the sets, create the costumes, and hire the orchestra and singers. A gift at any level is greatly appreciated, but by contributing $150 or higher, you will enjoy privileges including newsletters with behind-the-scenes information, invitations to special events, STAR lectures, and concerts.

Please note that the 2020-21 Season donor benefits have been modified to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our patrons, artists, and staff. Click here to learn more. Please contact Development Operations Officer Elizabeth Valkanas with any questions at (941) 366-8450, ext. 231 or at [email protected].

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Benefactor ($3,000 - $5,999)
  • One-time Guest pass for two to the McCorkle Donor Lounge on the 3rd floor of the Opera House
  • Your picture in the Winter Program Book
  • Plus all below benefits 
Ambassador ($2,000 - $2,999)
  • Invitation to the Dress Rehearsals of three Winter Festival productions
  • Plus all below benefits
Regent ($1,250 - $1,999)
  • Invitation to the Season Announcement and Meet the Artist Reception with Winter Festival Principal Artists 
  • Invitation to the Dress Rehearsal of two Winter Festival Productions
  • Opera Club Membership Discount*
  • Plus all below benefits


*Should you take advantage of the Opera Club Membership discount, $250 of your gift would not be deductible 
Associate ($600 - $1,249)
  • Invitation to the Q&A Talk with Maestro Victor DeRenzi
  • Plus all below benefits
Patron ($350 - $599)
  • Invitation to the Dress Rehearsal of one Winter Festival Production
  • Plus all below benefits
Sustainer ($250 - $349)
  • Invitation to the STAR Coffee and Lecture
  • Plus all below benefits
Sponsor ($150 - $249)
  • Name listed in the Fall and Winter Program Books
  • Plus all below benefits
Donor ($75 - $149)
  • Complimentary subscription to Sarasota Opera's newsletter Libretto
  • Name listed in the Winter Program Book
  • Invitation to the Apprentice Welcome Concert